Elon Musk tweets photo of LA-area transport tunnel

The Japan Times 

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA – Billionaire Elon Musk has released a photograph of a tunnel he's building under a Los Angeles suburb to test a novel transportation concept for a system that would move people underground in their personal cars rather than by subway trains. The founder of SpaceX and Tesla tweeted during the weekend that the tunnel was 500 feet (150 meters) so far and should be 2 miles (3.2 km) long in three or four months. In August, the Hawthorne City Council granted a permit allowing an underground extension of approximately 2 miles from SpaceX property, crossing under a corner of the municipal airport and beneath city streets to a point about a mile east of Los Angeles International Airport. Musk also tweeted that hopefully in a year or so the tunnel would stretch along the Interstate 405 corridor from LAX to U.S. Highway 101 in the San Fernando Valley, which would require approval from other governments. That span is about 27 km.

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